Monday, March 12, 2007

Israel Museum

We finally managed to go to the Israel Museum Saturday. While the museum has a lot of interesting stuff (though the archaeology section is closed until 2009), what it is best known for is The Shrine of the book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed.

They have a fair number of the actual scrolls on display. It was interesting to look at them after having been to Qumran, where they were found, last week. Even more interesting was the realization that though many of them were written in archaic Hebrew, I could still read a few words.

I continue to be amazed at how lucky I am to get to see so many facinating things as part of my tour here!

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